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From TheJournal.ie Bill Clinton to urge US business leaders: invest in Ireland Green Jersey

Bill Clinton to urge US business leaders: invest in Ireland

The former US president will hold a special event in New York on Thursday aimed at urging key business people to help out Ireland’s economy. Enda Kenny, Eamon Gilmore and Richard Bruton will all attend.

See more of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin Sneak Peek This post contains videos

See more of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin

The full trailer of HBO’s Game Change is out. Take a look…

Want to buy Barack Obama’s old car? It’s on eBay…

But you’ll need a million dollars.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Christmas Day 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Christmas Day

Nine things to know this Christmas morning…

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Obama speech interrupted by Occupy group Obama This post contains videos

Watch: Obama speech interrupted by Occupy group

The president responded by telling the group that if they listened to his point, he would listen to theirs.

From TheJournal.ie Obama's security plans end up in the gutter... literally Gutter Press

Obama's security plans end up in the gutter... literally

A booklet containing security details about the US president’s visit to Australia was found on the street by a newspaper reporter.

From TheJournal.ie Is waterboarding a form of torture? GOP presidential candidates aren't sure 2012Elections

Is waterboarding a form of torture? GOP presidential candidates aren't sure

The GOP members battling it out for the presidential nomination were at loggerheads last night about foreign policy, foreign aid and whether waterboarding is a form of torture.

From TheJournal.ie EU imposes more sanctions on Syrian officials Syria

EU imposes more sanctions on Syrian officials

As Ramadan begins, the EU freezes the assets of five more high-level Syrians and the army mounts another attack on Hama.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: US President's Twitter town hall event Ask Obama

Watch: US President's Twitter town hall event

Barack Obama fielded questions ranging from the US military to the decision to end NASA’s space shuttle programme.

From TheJournal.ie How to become US president... thanks to Rory McIlroy Mcilroy Effect

How to become US president... thanks to Rory McIlroy

The Republican Party says their 2012 candidates can learn lessons from Rory McIlroy’s US Open-winning strategy.

Pass the salt please, Mr. President More Peas? This post contains images

Pass the salt please, Mr. President

US President Barack Obama is giving his supporters the chance to join him for an intimate dinner. He’s also asked his Twitter followers what they’d like to discuss over their lasagne.

From TheJournal.ie The exit begins: 10,000 US troops to leave Afghanistan within a year Afghanistan

The exit begins: 10,000 US troops to leave Afghanistan within a year

A decade on, the US president is expected to announce this evening that thousands of American troops will be pulled out of the Afghan war by summer 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Mitt Romney declares bid for US presidency US Election

Mitt Romney declares bid for US presidency

Former Massachusetts Governor has announced his intention to run for president, but looks likely to be facing at least two other high-profile candidates for the nomination…

From TheJournal.ie 'Epic' Palin film may launch 2012 presidential bid Sarah Palin

'Epic' Palin film may launch 2012 presidential bid

US media jumps on house purchase in Arizona and new doc on Sarah Palin to suggest she will take a run at the White House

Jetlagged and windswept, the Obamas' European tour battles on Jetlagged This post contains images

Jetlagged and windswept, the Obamas' European tour battles on

On the second leg of their European tour, the US President temporarily loses three years, while his wife struggles to hold onto her hair…and her dress.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland? Not America's problem, says Donald Trump Donald Trump

Ireland? Not America's problem, says Donald Trump

US businessman reacts to Barack Obama’s visit to Ireland and says the US should not promise any financial help to the country.

LIVE: (Not) Cardinal Brady’s liveblog from Obama’s concert

TheJournal.ie’s resident columnist and spiritual leader gives us his blow-by-blow account of goings-on at College Green in honour of visiting US President Barack Obama.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Friday Take 5

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Shinrone: birthplace and resting place of Obama's Irish ancestors Obama Visit

Shinrone: birthplace and resting place of Obama's Irish ancestors

The parish of Shinrone in Co Offaly, just 10 miles from Moneygall, is the place where President Obama’s earliest Irish ancestors can be traced and boasts a connection with not just one US president, but two.

From TheJournal.ie US officials due in Dublin to finalise plans for Obama's visit Obama Visit

US officials due in Dublin to finalise plans for Obama's visit

Enda Kenny has confirmed that free tickets will be made available for the US President’s public address in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Monday Take 5

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama announces 2012 re-election bid Obama

Barack Obama announces 2012 re-election bid

The US President announced his intention to run in an email, text and video message to supporters.

From TheJournal.ie September 11 suspects likely to be tried at Guantanamo Guantanamo Bay

September 11 suspects likely to be tried at Guantanamo

Obama has caved in to opposition to trying September 11 suspects in the US, and will allow trials to resume at Guantanamo – which he had pledged to close within a year of taking office.

From TheJournal.ie From Cuban Missile Crisis to the First Lady's bedroom: JFK digital archive rocks JFK Archive

From Cuban Missile Crisis to the First Lady's bedroom: JFK digital archive rocks

Massive tech project brings documents, photographs, recordings of telephone conversations and other artefacts relating to John F Kennedy to the online public.

From TheJournal.ie Obama thanks God, pardons two turkeys, eats sweet potato pie Thanksgiving

Obama thanks God, pardons two turkeys, eats sweet potato pie

US President’s Thanksgiving Day speech has “religious ring” to it – commentators note contrast to last year’s ‘God-lite’ speech

From TheJournal.ie Oval Office given a facelift ahead of presidential address Oval Office This post contains images

Oval Office given a facelift ahead of presidential address

They’re going to have to review those West Wing scenes…

DAVID CAMERON appeared to shift the blame for the release of the Lockerbie bomber, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, to Scotland. The British PM was questioned about al-Megrahi’s early release while on his first visit to the White House.

Cameron said that releasing the bomber was “a decision for the Scottish executive”, and that it was they who took that decision. He said that the release was wrong and has asked the cabinet secretary to decide if any more relevant papers should be published. Those papers could include phone conversations between Jack Straw and BP.

Last year, former British Justice Secretary Jack Straw said that the bomber’s release was linked to oil and “commercial interests” between Britain and Libya.

Al-Megrahi remains the only person convicted for the bombing of a Pan Am plane over Scotland in 1988 in which 270 people in the air and on the ground were killed.

Al-Megrahi, 58, suffers from terminal prostate cancer and was released last summer after doctors said he would die within months. One of those doctors recently admitted his embarrassment that the bomber is still alive.

Cameron also touched on another sore point among Americans – the BP oil spill. He said that he believed the company would cap  the leak, clear up the spill and pay appropriate compensation.